Sunday, January 27, 2008

Robert Capa - Lost Negatives Found

A suitcase full of Robert Capa's war photographs has been located. It was known simply as “the Mexican suitcase” and has been lost or hidden for many year. Capa is considered by many to be one of the top early war photographers.

“This really is the holy grail of Capa work,” said Brian Wallis, the center’s chief curator, who added that besides the Capa negatives, the cracked, dust-covered boxes had also been found to contain Spanish Civil War images by Gerda Taro, Robert Capa’s partner professionally and at one time personally, and by David Seymour, known as Chim, who went on to found the influential Magnum photo agency with Capa.

The New York Times featured a good article about the find and it's worth reading. To read more click on this link: The Capa Cache

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